2022 World Cup: France on track, Portugal running in, Germany in danger… Favorite barometers after day one

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At the end of Thursday, the first day of the group stage, the favorites met a different fate.

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The first day of the World Cup group stage in Qatar ended on Thursday 24 November with Brazil’s win over Serbia (2-0). After less than a week of competition, the final winning favorites did not all share the same fate, and some are already in jeopardy. Franceinfo: Sports need inventory.

Insured: France, Spain, UK

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France, Spain and England got off to a good start when they scored less in many of their matches (four games finished 0-0). Despite losing a lot of management, the Blues easily won the match, relying on an attacking trio consisting of Kylian Mbappe (1 goal, 1 assist), Olivier Giroud (2 goals) and Ousmane Dembele (1 assist). i was able to finish it. Australian Trap (4-1). With the draw between Denmark and Tunisia, Didier Deschamps’ men carried out a big Group D operation.

Adrien Rabiot and his teammates celebrate a goal between France and Australia in the 2022 World Cup at Al Janoub Stadium on 22 November.  (Evrim Aydin / AFP)

Adrien Rabiot and his teammates celebrate a goal between France and Australia in the 2022 World Cup at Al Janoub Stadium on 22 November.  (Evrim Aydin / AFP)

England and Spain literally trampled their opponents, relying on impressive masses. Harry Kane’s teammate set the tone giving Iran his 6-2 score. In addition to Bukayo Saka’s double, the English midfielder shone, with Jude Bellingham taking the lead. Same story on the Spanish side. The Barça trio (Gavi-Pedri-Busquets) beat Costa Rica and it was a deluge of chances befalling Keylor Navas who hadn’t had a great night. The score is heavy, 7-0, Spain to start.

They are at risk: Argentina, Germany

Even the biggest bookmakers didn’t think it was coming. Saudi Arabia and Japan provided the same score (2-1) to Argentina and Germany. Today, the days when the men under Hervé Renard beat Russia in the previous World Cup opener (0-5) are over. Facing the unimaginative Albiceleste and constantly relying on the rare strokes of genius from master of the game Lionel Messi, the Falcons were opportunistic and thanks to Salem he was four minutes away from returning to the locker room. Completely flipped the game within. Al-Dawsari and Saleh Khalid Javier Al-Shebri. Argentina must beat Mexico before they can challenge Poland.

Germany showed much more than the Argentines, but often failed to finish against a very opportunistic Japanese team. It’s a completely different piece. A second negative outcome would accelerate the downfall of the Germans. He is the second in their history. Like 2018.

They still have to prove: Brazil, Holland, Belgium, Portugal

Among the favourites, Brazil, Holland, Belgium and Portugal all won, but those four selections didn’t really convince them to participate.of orange Waiting in the final minutes of the duel against Senegal, taking advantage of the limitations presented by Teranga’s Lions defense, lead Edouard Mendy won by the wire (2-0). Same story for the Belgian side that relied on ex-Marseille Michy Batshuayi to dominate Canada and is more ambitious in the game (1-0).

Portugal provided an essential element for Ghana. Fernando Santos’ side failed to impress in the match, scoring three goals, but were able to come back at the end of the game as Portugal’s defensive weaknesses were exposed (3-2). ). FC Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa was particularly enthusiastic. But Uruguay and South Korea appear to be within reach for the Portuguese, who should be in the 16th round. Finally, Brazil kicked off their Cup of the World Cup with a solid win against a weak side from Serbia. Offensively, Tite’s men showed off their dastardly potential but stumbled on their opponent’s locks for a long time. can bring unpleasant surprises, and the rare matchup opportunities prove it.

Source: Francetvinfo

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